Strategic Plan, Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Goals

IUSO Strategic Plan: 2023-2028

The IU School of Optometry's Strategic Plan for 2023-2028 can be found by clicking on the link below.  

Click here to view the IUSO Strategic Plan

Information about IUSO's mission, vision, and goals can be found below.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Optometry is to protect, advance and promote the vision, eye care, and health of people worldwide by: 

  • Preparing individuals for careers in optometry, the ophthalmic industry and vision science
  • Advancing knowledge through teaching, research, and service

This will be accomplished through the Doctor of Optometry, residency, and graduate programs.

Vision Statement

Our vision is that IUSO is recognized world-wide for excellence in optometric education and vision research that shapes the profession and impacts the lives of patients and communities.

Strategic Goals

The goals of the IU School of Optometry focus on the following areas: 

  • Set the benchmark in optometry and vision science education.
  • Attract and prepare students to succeed academically and become leaders in the field.
  • Provide expert, patient-centered eye care in an engaging educational environment.
  • Advance IUSO’s research and related training programs.
  • Grow the reach, reputation and position of IUSO.
  • Ensure the environment for success.

See how we’re shaping the future of eye care.